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 Development Team Assembled to Build a Resort on a Secluded
Island in Panama, the Resort at Isla Palenque

CHICAGO, July 21, 2009 - Burgeoning real estate development company Amble Resorts assembled an exceptional team of international professionals to develop their new eco resort on a secluded island property in Panama, the Resort at Isla Palenque.

"Isla Palenque is the perfect setting for our private, environmentally responsible resort community," says Ben Loomis, founder and President of Amble Resorts. "While we will manage the overall development process, it's critical to the project's success for us to work closely with highly regarded, internationally savvy architects, market analysts, and other consultants."

True to Loomis' statement, Amble Resorts recruited a team of the industry's foremost professionals to create the Resort at Isla Palenque. Team members include global firms with decades of international practice, and experienced local firms with an intimate understanding of Panama real estate, environment, culture, politics, and economics.

Phase One of The Resort at Isla Palenque, scheduled to break ground in 2010, includes a boutique hotel consisting of a small number of select, semi-detached cabanas for optimal privacy and a feeling of seclusion. The hotel will be conceived as true jungle hotel, where the walls of each dwelling will be capable of fading away to give you the option of an open air experience whenever you want it. Decks stretch out over bluffs to provide an unencumbered view of the ocean. Hallways don't exist; instead you'll walk wood and stone pathways through tropical gardens and over gently sloped bridges to reach your room. This isn't just a close-to-nature experience...this is an immersion in nature experience that brings modern luxury, sumptuous comfort and superlative service to the wild tropical jungle.

Also included in Phase One will be a lounge, bar, restaurant, spa, function rooms, activity and discovery centers, a boutique gift shop, an observation tower and large infinity pool: all designed to enhance the immersive experience. Later phases of the project will expand the hotel, adding rooms and additional amenities in other locations on the island. The Resort at Isla Palenque will remain small, however, preserving over 95% of the island as un-built, natural space to be protected and enjoyed.*All plans are subject to change

For a top-tier market advisor, Amble turned to RCLCO, the largest independent real estate advisory firm in the nation. Backed by a wide range of international expertise, RCLCO has provided strategic advice to a multitude of clients for over 40 years.

Design Workshop filled the capacity of land planner and landscape architect. As one of the world's foremost resort-planning firms, Design Workshop has been involved in projects in such places as St. Martin, India, and Belize.

Amble enlisted the expertise of international architect 4240 Architecture Inc, an award-winning national design firm specializing in site-specific work on a global scale. "It is highly desirable to have an international team," says Randy Johnson, Principal of 4240. "The building process benefits from understanding the local craftsmen; we can be more responsive to the people who will build and maintain the resort."

East Bay Group signed on to tackle all the coastal, civil, and utility engineering aspects of construction. "We get a lot of satisfaction from exporting our expertise internationally," says Rick Reikenis, Principal of East Bay Group. "In order to adapt to other cultures and customs, we spend more time getting to know the site, the terrain, the geology and the local construction techniques."

He continued, "Additionally, it's important to do as Amble has done and forge relationships with the local engineers and architects so our plans can be translated culturally and permitted locally. An international development team facilitates the best possible result."

For local architectural assistance, Amble recruited Mallol i Mallol. Mallol is one of Panama's largest and most well-recognized firms, having completed projects ranging from single-family residences to 40-story towers.

Local attorneys Morgan and Morgan will provide legal assistance throughout the project. Amble sought them out because Morgan and Morgan is Panama's largest and most internationally focused law firm. They have dedicated teams devoted to nearly all legal concerns including real estate property and employment law.

Rounding out the team is Panama Environmental Services. A leading environmental advisory firm, PES has an experienced staff of botanists, marine biologists, and environmental engineers who have worked throughout the country on some of the most successful island projects.

About Amble Resorts
Based in Chicago, Amble Resorts develops and owns distinctive upscale hotels and resorts focused on ecologically and culturally sensitive travel experiences. Their new Panama real estate project, The Resort at Isla Palenque, is designed to be a secluded and sustainable resort community with a unique boutique hotel, ingeniously designed residences, and sumptuous amenities. For more information about Amble Resorts or their new island resort, Isla Palenque, visit


Frances Limoncelli
Marketing Manager
Amble Resorts
2171 West Giddings, Suite 1
Chicago, IL 60625

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